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02/08
2017
New Mexico Direct to Consumer Renewals
Due date for New Mexico DTC renewals +
02/07
2017
Ohio Brand Registrations
Current processing times for Ohio brand registrations and helpful hints for faster processing times... +
02/03
2017
South Dakota Now Requires Tracking Numbers for DTC Reporting
Effective immediately, South Dakota requires tracking numbers on all direct to consumer shipments. +
02/03
2017
Michigan Phishing Scam
MI DOT has alert regarding a W2 Phishing Scam +
01/30
2017
Michigan Revises DTC Label & Packaging Requirements
MI removes onerous labeling and packaging requirements for winery DTC shipments +
01/30
2017
North Carolina Tax Remittance Update
NC Department of Revenue Excise Tax Unit has confirmed updates to their tax remittance process +
01/24
2017
Vermont DTC License Fee Increase
VT DTC License now $330 +
01/20
2017
TTB has posted 2017 tax due dates
2017 Semi-monthly and quarterly excise tax due dates +
01/13
2017
Colorado Wholesale License Fee Increased
Colorado has once again increased wholesale license fees +
12/30
2016
TTB Eliminates Bond Requirements for Small Entities
As of January 1, 2017, Small Wineries, Breweries/Brewpubs and Distilled Spirit Plants expecting to pay less than $50,000 in excise taxes annually will no longer be required to hold a bond.
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12/30
2016
California Statewide Sales and Use Tax Rate Decreases to 7.25%
Effective January 1st, 2017 the California statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease from 7.50% to 7.25%... +
12/27
2016
Colorado License Fee Update
Colorado's fee for new wholesales licenses has increased by $320 +
12/14
2016
WEST VIRGINIA MANDATES
Wineries who ship DTC to WV must email customers a link to a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome warning. +
11/30
2016
ARIZONA DTC LICENSE
As of November 28, 2016 Arizona’s new Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipment License (17W) is available. +
11/09
2016
OKLAHOMA Direct Shipping Update
Voters have passed State Question #792 +
11/04
2016
FDA Renewal Reminder
Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturers are required to renew with the FDA by December 31. +
10/28
2016
COLA'S ONLINE - NEW FEATURES
Tips for using newest features in COLA'S ONLINE +
10/03
2016
New TTB rulings for formula submissions for certain wines and distilled spirits.
The TTB has issued two rulings and an industry circular reducing the need to submit formulas and samples for analysis for certain wines and distilled spirits.
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09/27
2016
New Jersey License Fee Update
New Jersey ABC has updated their direct ship permit fees +
09/22
2016
Nebraska Legislation Updates Cider Definition and Tax Rate
Effective immediately, Nebraska will now tax Cider as either a beer or wine, dependent on alcohol content. +
09/22
2016
California Sales Tax Guide for Winemaker's
The California Board of Equalization has created a new online sales tax guide +
08/31
2016
Illinois Winery Shipper License – Updated Fees
The ILCC has announced updated permit fees +
08/09
2016
ABC/TTB Processing Times
The ABC & TTB's application processing times have significantly increased recently +
07/22
2016
VT Updated Permit Application
Vermont has updated their permit application and fees... +
06/17
2016
Louisiana Excise Tax Rates Increase
Effective Second Quarter 2016 +
06/09
2016
Pennsylvania: New Direct Wine Shipper License!
As of June 8, 2016, Pennsylvania Legislature passed House Bill 1690 allowing winery producers to sell their wine directly to consumers. +
03/21
2016
LOUISIANA: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OFF-SITE SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
The State of Louisiana has made changes with respect to wineries being able to ship direct to consumers any labels that they did not sell to wholesalers. +

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